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The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog Review


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Hitchcock's third feature established his name. Indeed, he regarded it as his first true accomplishment, setting the tone for the career that followed. It also stands up as an inventive mystery-thriller that's both scary and darkly moving.

As a killer who calls himself the Avenger preys on fair-haired women in London, Mr and Mrs Bunting (Chesney and Ault) begin to fear for their blonde daughter Daisy (June). Thankfully, she's being courted by cocky detective Joe (Keen), who's sure he can protect her and catch the Avenger. Then a shy, strikingly good-looking young man (Novello) rents a room in their home. As Daisy's affections quietly shift from Joe to this new lodger, her parents begin to worry about who he is. And Joe's jealousy makes him suspicious as well.

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Movie Review

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Hitchcock's third feature established his name. Indeed, he regarded it as his first true accomplishment,...

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